Friday, January 11, 2008

hunger

Most of the time, I'm not hungry any more.  Except, appropriately, at most meal times.  My hunger and my cravings, two different things, come and go, but I'm so unhungry that I forgot to eat breakfast this morning.  This is NOT a good thing, I think eating 3 meals is better (I am NOT bragging!).  But I was working and lost track of time--that would not have happened in the first 3 days of my diet!  Then, I could think of nothing but food and my stomach literally HURT.

SUGAR and WHITE flour make me hungry and I do MUCH better if I avoid them entirely--including, unfortunately, fruit, which I think is good for me.  (I will gradually reintroduce it later.)

Several times yesterday, I wanted stuff some sugary white floury stuff like cookie dough into my face but managed to avoid it.  AK! 

My cravings have diminished a lot, but they are very sneaky and I have to be vigilant.

2 comments:

bluerose9062 said...

It's true that sugar and processed foods make you eat more. They work like addicting drugs in the body. Once you get past the withdrawl of them, it seems like you lose your appetite. I've been there. I would have to make myself eat. Breakfast was the hardest, but it's also the most important in weight loss. It jump starts the metabolism for the day.

I tell my clients that when they get cravings, drink a glass of water. Your body will crave sugar when your dehydrated. Sugar makes you retain water, like salt, at a cellular level. Sometimes when you quit sugar, you'll crave salt for that reason. Most people today don't drink enough water.

I had to give up fruit for a little while, too. I gradually added them back in and don't have a problem now. In a pinch, though, if a glass of water doesn't help that craving, fruit is a better choice. Natural sugar is slower to breakdown than processed sugar, and won't cause as much of a sugar high.

It's been difficult for me the past couple of weeks traveling, because most people eat processed food and find my diet odd. I've been eating what's available, and I'm really feeling the affects. I know what you're going through. Good luck.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I don't think I drink enough. I don't notice I'm thirsty, or I think I'm hungry instead.

The holidays are often really really hard. Eating out or at anyone's house is hard too, but less of that now, luckily.

Thanks.

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